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CLIENT: Cricket World Cup Barbados
CAPACITY: 27,500 World Cup
13,500 Legacy
VALUE: US $70 million
SERVICE: Full Architectural Services
STATUS: Complete
COMPLETION: 2007

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Kensington Oval Stadium

Dipesh Patel was Project Director and Lindsay Johnston was Project Architect for this stadium while employed by Arup Associates.

Kensington Oval is a true landmark ground on the international cricket circuit and is a ground steeped in tradition. Kensington Oval is a cricket ground made up of individual stands, not a stadium. Each stand has a very unique character; the new stands seek to retain the positive attributes of the one they replace. The final scheme retains the intimate character of the ground, whilst creating a stunning vibrant new facility. The 13,500 seat permanent capacity was temporarily increased to 27,500 for the 2007 Cricket World Cup Final. The redevelopment improved cricketing conditions and acts as a key urban catalyst for the surrounding areas of Bridgetown. The old ground had no urban presence; this was rectified with the creation of new civic spaces along with mixed-use development providing year round, non-match day activities making Kensington Oval a key destination in Barbados.